Japan Ukiyo-e Museum
The Japan Ukiyo-e Museum is said to boast the world’s largest collection of ‘ukiyo-e’ (woodblock print) artworks – more than 100,000 —pieces collected by the local Sakai family. While the collection is very large, the museum itself is small, requiring the collection to be rotated on a regular basis so that visitors have the opportunity to view the majority of artworks over time. English information is very limited but the artworks on display provide a glimpse of the Japan of old and therefore well-worth a visit when spending a day or two in Matsumoto.
10:00 to 17:00 (last entry at 16:30)
Open daily (closed on Mondays & New Year holidays)
Approximatey a 1.5 to 2.5-hour drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park
From Matsumoto Station, take the 'Town Sneaker' bus to the Rekishi no Sato Bus Stop - approx. 25 minutes. Alternatively, take the Matsumoto Dentetsu Line from Matsumoto Station to Oniwa Station - 5 minutes - and walk around 15 minutes to the museum